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Expert consultation on domestic violence

On 19 November 2003 in the small hall of the National Assembly an expert consultation was held on Domestic Violence - the path to a solution, where experts from various fields presented their practical experiences, needs and proposals for resolving the difficulties in the area of domestic violence.

The expert consultation was attended by as many as 130 participantsfrom social work centres, ministries, courts, faculties, health and non-governmental organisations. Such a high level of participation clearly indicates that there are far too few such consultations, and that some form of continuous cooperation should be set up among experts, since dealing with this issue requires an interdisciplinary approach. The need for greater cooperation and information provision among various professions was also pointed out by the majority of those speaking.